Students as content creators

Jane Guiller, John Smith

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This chapter describes a digital learning activity in which students became active content creators through learning resource creation. Groups of students, on a final-year undergraduate cyberpsychology course in the UK, created interactive learning objects aimed at a specific target audience. The students learned to use the software, supported by the teaching team and digital skills tutor, and kept weekly blogs detailing their progress and experiences. The content of these blogs was thematically analyzed to evaluate the digital learning activity. Themes were extracted relating to motivation, confidence, skills, challenges and communication. Overall, students found the digital learning activity enjoyable and rewarding and successfully overcame challenges relating to both the use of new software and working in a group. The digital learning activity facilitated staff and student digital capability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesigning Courses with Digital Technologies: Insights and Examples from Higher Education
EditorsStefan Hrastinski
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781000410884
ISBN (Print)9781003144175
Publication statusPublished - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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